Kongming Lantern, named after Zhuge Liang, ancient strategist in the Shu Kingdom, the area of the modern day Sichuan. One can understand why many people floated these Lantern of "wishes", as I saw the wrapping as people unfold the lanterns from the package, light up the candle inside each lantern, wait for the warm air to "inflat" and then release the lantern into the clear night sky. In Hong Kong many years ago, huts and hillsides caught fire at times when the deflated lanterns fell from the sky. They were since then banned from the territory. Needless to say, it was an extremely present surprise for me since I havn't seen this "ritual" for over twenty as these lanterns were banned when I was a kid in Hong Kong.
Video clip added! 加了視頻啦!